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Effects of Cold Therapies

October 20, 2003

Horse owners everywhere cold-hose or ice their horses' legs to help reduce inflammation, but there hasn't been much agreement among researchers on its effects, or the success of various methods of cooling.... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/19/03

October 20, 2003

Don't You  Come Near Me With That Hose!

Sunday afternoons mean a few extra hours to spend catching up. Today it was catching up with the weanlings' training.

In Dr. McDonnell's outline to 12-Weeks to a... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/16/03

October 18, 2003

I spent this past weekend at the national Police Equestrian Competition (PEC). That's the recognized national awards for mounted police officers in uniform, equitation, and obstacle course competitions. There were 96 officers and horses who came... Read More

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Group Launches National Anti-Slaughter Billboard Campaign

October 16, 2003

According to an Oct. 15 news release, the Equine Protection Network (EPN) has begun a national horse slaughter awareness billboard campaign in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana. The group also has launched a new web site, Read More

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Ohio Horse Struck, Killed by Truck

October 16, 2003

A horse was struck by a truck and killed on the evening of Oct. 11 on Rt. 93 near Sugar Creek, Ohio, according to the Times Reporter of Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio.

State troopers reported driver Tim L. Sigrist, 32, was... Read More

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Ontario Horse Killed by Vehicle

October 16, 2003

A 19-year-old stallion was hit by a car near the village of Sydenham in Ontario, Canada, last week, according to an article in the Ottawa Citizen.

Early on Oct. 9, a woman hit the horse at 70 kilometers per hour (about 45 mph) a... Read More

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Horse Passports in England Save Equine Medicines

October 15, 2003

In response to a threat several years ago that horses in England might not be allowed to use many currently available medications because of the potential of having unauthorized medications reach the human food chain through exported horsemeat,... Read More

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Disney's Young Black Stallion Opens At The Henry Ford IMAX® Dec. 25

October 14, 2003

On Dec. 25, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., will open its IMAX® Theatre to Walt Disney's first dramatic feature created exclusively for the giant screen.

Young Black Stallion, the prequel to the... Read More

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Dean: Kentucky Diagnostic Lab Needs Assistance

October 14, 2003

The dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky told several Kentucky lawmakers the school's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center is overburdened and under-funded.

"Quite frankly, we are not the best equine diagnostic... Read More

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Problems for Horse Owners Caused by This Summer's Wet Weather

October 14, 2003

From Penn State University's Dairy & Animal Science News

The wet weather this summer has not only increased the price of quality hay, but creates the right conditions for increased mold, fungi and mycotoxins in hay and... Read More

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Australia Horse Industry's Code of Practice Goes Live

October 14, 2003

"Blazing Saddles Adventures" First Business Accredited

Northern Queensland trail riding operator "Blazing Saddles Adventures" is the first organization to be accredited to the Australian Horse Industry Council's Code of... Read More

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First-Ever Hoof-Care Summit Designed for Horse Owner, Farriers, and Veterinarians

October 14, 2003

Horse owners, farriers, and equine veterinarians are invited to attend the first International Hoof-Care Summit, to be held Feb. 5-7, 2004, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The summit will bring together leading authorities on the sometimes divergent,... Read More

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Venezuela: First Outbreak of VEE In Three Years

October 13, 2003

An Oct. 12 ProMED-mail posting reported that Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) has re-emerged in Venezuela after being controlled by health authorities for more than three years. This virus hasn’t been reported in the United States for more... Read More

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2003 Equine Disease Outbreaks

October 13, 2003

According to the October issue of Equine Disease Quarterly (funded by underwriters at Lloyd's, London, brokers, and their Kentucky agents), a significant increase in the number of equine cases of Eastern equine encephalitis... Read More

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Police Horse Diary 10/9/03

October 10, 2003

The two colts came down from Lloyd and Melanie Cancade’s ranch in Canada on a nice stock trailer with several other weanlings. I met Lloyd and a fellow who works for him at Asbury College near my home in Kentucky on the evening of Oct. 1 so we... Read More

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New Equine Podiatry Wing in Tennessee Clinic

October 10, 2003

While many farrier services and veterinary clinics will treat severe foot problems, and perhaps even specialize in them, very few can offer a veterinarian/farrier team available on a full-time basis to treat those horses. Although it’s still a... Read More

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20 Years of Laminitis Research Funding

October 09, 2003

In November, the Missouri-based Animal Health Foundation (AHF) will celebrate 20 years of fundraising efforts to help support laminitis research. Established in 1984 by Donald Walsh, DVM, and his wife, Diana, AHF raises funds that go directly to... Read More

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Welcome to the Police Horse Diary

October 08, 2003

This diary will be a new undertaking for TheHorse.com, and we hope you'll share your comments and questions as we guide the educational process of these weanlings. The goal is to work with a curriculum developed by Certified Applied Animal... Read More

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Sabotaged Saddlebred Healed and Back to Work

October 08, 2003

Cats Don't Dance, one of the two Saddlebreds which survived malicious attacks in late June, is sound and has been started back under saddle, according to his owner, Sally Jackson, of Overland Park, Kan., and Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, the... Read More

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Purina Conference for Veterinarians

October 08, 2003

Nearly 250 veterinarians from across the country attended a continuing education conference sponsored by Purina Mills. A full day was spent touring the LongView Research Facility where Purina Mills conducts feed research for all types of animals... Read More

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Donations Needed For Silent Auction To Benefit Racehorse Adoption Program

October 06, 2003

Thistledownracetrack in Cleveland, Ohio, will host the Fourth Annual Silent Auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on Breeders Cup Day, Sat., Oct. 25. Once again, General Manager Bill Murphy has offered the use of... Read More

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Help Retired Horses at Ryerss' Third Annual Benefit Auction

October 06, 2003

The Ryerss Farm Auxiliary is hard at work, preparing for the Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines' Third Annual Benefit Auction. The benefit-the year's banner event for Ryerss' fundraising efforts--will be held on Sun., Oct. 19 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the... Read More

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Take the NARHA Challenge

October 06, 2003

The deadline to participate in the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association's (NARHA) Challenge Ride 2003 is quickly approaching. This year's promotion will officially conclude on Oct. 31, 2003. The Challenge Ride is an easy way to... Read More

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KDA Veterinarian Learns about Foreign Diseases

October 06, 2003

A Kentucky Department of Agriculture veterinarian has completed a course in diagnosing foreign animal diseases, adding to the state's arsenal of available responses should its livestock ever be threatened--either through natural outbreak or... Read More

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Mineshaft Retired with Minor Injuries

October 06, 2003

Mineshaft, the leading handicap horse in the country, was retired Friday due to what trainer Neil Howard said was a small chip in his right front ankle.

"This morning Dr. Foster Northrop, Mineshaft's vet, his owner, Mr. William Farish,... Read More